Garza “Climate Change” Exhibit through 6/4

“Climate Change”

The Museums of Port Isabel and the Consulate de Mexico are proud to present “Climate Change”, featuring renowned Mexican artist Javier de la Garza on May 4, 2011 @ 6:30pm in the Treasures of the Gulf Museum located at 317 E. Railroad Ave., Port Isabel, TX. This temporary exhibit will be on display from May 4, 2011 through June 4, 2011.

Javier de la Garza is one of the most premier artists of the current plastic arts or `Neo-Mexicanism’, which has arisen in Mexico in the middle of the Eighties. This new artistic manifestation has great influence of the symbolism that represents the Mexican nationalism of that time.

In these new plastic arts, artist Javier de la Garza, offers an exhibition of 13 oil paintings on fabric, through which he invites us to view the reflection about the necessity of incorporating values that can influence climatic changes, evoking animal images which are in danger of extinction.

Born in Tampico, in the state of Tamaulipas Mexico; Javier de la Garza began his studies of Architecture in the University of Nuevo Leon. Later he studied engraving in the National School of Plastic Arts in Mexico before studying at ‘Studio 17′ with S.W. Hayter, in Paris.

As a teacher, Javier de la Garza counts on multiple individual exhibitions to showcase his work which have collectively been displayed in Mexico, New York, Phoenix, Houston, Paris, Brazil and Jamaica.

Join us for this free open house reception hosted by the Museums of Port Isabel and the Consulate de Mexico on May 4th at 6:30 pm. The Museums of Port Isabel and the Consulate de Mexico would like to invite all locals and art enthusiast to view this temporary exhibit.

Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be available compliments of the Museums of Port Isabel and the Consulate de Mexico.


The Museums of Port Isabel goals are to help educate our youths while preserving our local and natural history through presentations, art exhibitions and educational exhibits. With the support from the City of Port Isabel the Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce and the general public, we can achieve our goals for future generations to enjoy.

For more information call (956-943-7602) or Visit us online at

The Circus is Coming to Town! 2/14 6 & 8:30p

A morning under the Big Top! A day of learning, laughter, and fun. Come out and experience the 2011 edition of the Kelly Miller Circus as we fill your day with an exciting learning adventure.

The journey begins as we pull onto the Circus grounds at 7:30 a.m. and begin the transformation into an educational wonderland. As the hustle and bustle of Circus life envelopes the grounds, you become lost in the unloading of equipment and animals. The giant elephants help raise the Circus Big Top and free guided tours are given to let everyone take part in the excitement. The huge creatures are so fascinating to watch. Many people have spent the entire day enjoying their playful antics. You can observe the elephants as they play together in their “elephant pen” unchained! The silly games they play will delight and amaze you.

The elephants are awesome but don’t forget the rest of our Circus family. Our horses, camels, llamas, ponies, and miniature Sicilian donkeys are equally enjoyable. They perform for you, along with the other amazing acrobats and aerialists from around the world, in the two main Big Top Circus performances.

The friendly personnel in the Animal Department will be glad to answer any questions you may have about the Circus animals on display. What better way to learn about the animals than by having a live example in front of you to observe and to ask questions about?

If you have ever wondered what a camel’s foot looks like, or how much an elephant eats, come out and see for yourself. The fun will be there for everyone, and what you learn you can take home for free.

Tickets are on sale now, $10.00 when purchased in advance from the Museums of Port Isabel, City of Port Isabel, Port Isabel Chamber of Commerce and the South Padre Island Chamber of Commerce. We hope to see you at the Circus!

Celebrate Mardi Gras at MoPI’s 14th Annual Fundraiser 2/11

The Museums of Port Isabel invites you to celebrate Mardi Gras at their 14th Annual Fundraiser on February 11, 2011 from 7 – 10 p.m. The evening will feature lots of great food and drink, a festive Mardi Gras atmosphere and live entertainment. Through out the evening items featured in the Silent Auction will be on display in the museum. Tickets are available now and are $50 per person. All funds raised contribute to the preservation of the history of the Laguna Madre area and are tax deductible.

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Live Music by: The Frontera Jazz Quartet will be performing at the Museums of Port Isabel Annual Fundraiser on Friday, February 11, 2011 from 7-10. The Frontera Jazz Quartet, or FJQ for short, has been performing in the RGV, Mexico, and across Texas since December 2006, including at the Texas Jazz Festival in Corpus Christi (2007-2010), The Brownsville Latin Jazz Festival (2007-2010), The SPI International Music Festival (2008, 2009), the Elephant Room in Austin, TX, The Irish Pub in Matamoros, the US Consulate in Matamoros, and many other festivals, private events, clubs, and restaurants. We are extremely honored to have this group be apart of our event. Going with the Madi Gras theme, Clay Moore who heads the Frontera Jazz Quartet has a special Madi Gras flavor that will be added to the music. Clay has opened for many internationally-known artists including Bill Frisell, Eric Johnson, Spyro Gyra, and Chuck Mangione.

For more information on ticket sales, silent auction donation, or sponsorship contact Jeannie Marie A. Flores at 956/943-7602 or email

Sponsored by: Quik Stop, South Padre Bank

Participating Food & Beverages: White Sands Restaurant, Reyes Seafood, Marcello’s Restaurant, L & F Distributors, Costa del Mar, Pirates Landing, Valerie Godines, Manuel’s Restaurant, Mary Gorball, H. E. B.

Silent Auction Items & Donors:
1.       Thomas B. Leeman “T. Leeman Company” – TAOS Church Oil Painting $400
2.       Carolyn Hauschildt “Art Sea Gallery & Goods” – Tote Bag w/Wallet $35
3.       June Williams “Silver Breeze” – Hand Made Lace Necklace Piece $95
4.       Jay Carlsen “Tocco Modern Living” – Fish Painting $129
5.       Ben Khajeh “Ben’s Liquor” – Wine & Cheese Basket $50
6.       Vicki Muhs “Gabriella’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria” – 2 Gift Certificates $25 each
7.       “PI Nails” – Gift Certificate Pedicure & Manicure $40
8.       Mr. & Mrs. Doyle Wells – “South Padre Island Adventures” Gift Certificate 1 Hour 1 Person Horseback Ride $45
9.       Mr. & Mrs. Paul Wentzel – “Coastal Winds” La-Tee-Da Effusion Fragrance Lamp w/Fragrance $80
10.     American Diving’s Original Dolphin Watch – 2 Gift Certificate – Dolphin Watch Passes
11.     Fast & Fair Car Care – 1 Gift Certificate – $50 Treasures of the Gulf Gift Shop
12.     South Wind Inn – Gift Certificate – 2 Day Stay $100
13.     Designer Consigner: One of a Kind Necklace & Glass Whale’s Tail
14.     Purple Parrot: Sting Ray Art Print
15.     Vida’s Barber Shop & Beauty Salon: Gift Certificate – Free Hair Cut
16.      Tex-Mex Tours / Osprey Fishing Charter / Black Dragon Cruises: Gift Certificates of two (2) each $438
Thriller, Deep Sea Fishing, Bay Fishing, Pirate Adventure Cruise, Sea-Life Safari, Port of Brownsville Fiesta Cruise
17.      Island Cinema: Gift Certificates of ten (10) $50
18.      Isla Grande Beach Resort: Gift Certificate – Friday Night Seafood Buffet for two(2) $50
19.      Welcome Aboard: Orange Sea-Life Beach Bag $25
20.      Dazzles: Turk & Brown Silver Necklace & Earring Set $30
21.      Coral Reef Lounge: Cap & Polo Shirt $20
22.      Cactus Flowers Interiors & Gifts: $100 gift certificate
23.      Bridgeview Flowers & Gifts: Tropical Silk arrangement $59.95

Museums Christmas Open House 12/11 10a-4p

The Museums of Port Isabel invites you to their Annual Christmas Open House! Refreshments, free admission and 10% – 50% off at both the Treasures of the Gulf and Port Isabel Historical Museum Gift Shops. December 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 956/943-7602 for more information.

Halloween Community Street Dance 10/30 8-11p

HALLOWEEN COMMUNITY STREET DANCE brought to you by the City of Port Isabel and the Museums of Port Isabel. FREE admission! Family Friendly! Costume Contest! Door Prizes! Food & Concessions! Live Music by Risueno! 8:00 – 11:00 pm.

In front of the historic Champion Building, Port Isabel Historical Museum, 317 E. Railroad. Ave. in Port Isabel. For more information, contact or call 956/943-7602.

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